💊 Truepill Redundancies18th Aug - 2022
On Wednesday 10th August, Truepill announced that it was shutting down it’s UK operations, save for a small portion to remain on support, just a couple of months after reducing the count by 15%.
Truepill, dubbed as the AWS for pharmacies, performs both the facilitation for and the development of a number of pharmacies, on top of a set of APIs for pharmacies to consume. It’s worked with the likes of Optum, Numan, Betterman and Mark Cuban’s Costplusdrugs.
I was fortunate enough to help build Costplusdrugs, design a graduate program and work on the UK’s pharamacy APIs, rebuilding the repeat prescription functionality.
Although I’ve not been affected by the cuts as I was working my notice period at the time, my heart goes out to the entire of the UK team. I’ve never seen a stronger group of individuals, from management, to engineering, to product.
At the time of the announcement, everybody dug in to support one-another - either on finding new opportunities or just being there as a virtual shoulder. It’s been a privilege working with the team here in the UK and I truly hope it’s not goodbye forever.
Techcrunch article on the closure: https://techcrunch.com/2022/08/11/digital-health-unicorn-truepill-conducts-third-round-of-layoffs-in-2022/